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Taking Comparative Literature alongside English Literature enables you to gain strong insight into literary cultures across the world, benefitting from expertise in both the School of European Culture and Languages and the School of English. In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Joyce and Woolf. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. The combination with Comparative Literature allows you to compare themes and figures across various different cultural backgrounds.
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BBB||Applicants should also have an A-level in either English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade B.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
A typical offer would be to achieve Merit, Merit, Merit plus A-level in either English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade B.
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The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.
If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
|Scottish Higher||Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 15 points at higher level including HL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 OR English Literature A/English Language and Literature A (or Literature A/Language and Literature A of another country) at HL 5 or SL 6.|
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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